You can go bowling in New Mexico, you just have to join the military first

As Rio Grande Foundation and others have pointed out, New Mexico’s Governor-imposed lockdown is unfair and rather senseless. The Gessing kids LOVE bowling, but under the Gov.’s orders bowling alleys are shut down.

Bowling is one of many healthy forms of exercise available to people young and old. It is also a great social activity and influential books have even been written about it.

Fortunately, at least for some, Lujan Grisham’s authority does not extend to New Mexico’s numerous military installations. So, if you can get on to Kirtland AFB near Albuquerque or White Sands Missile Range, you can enjoy rolling a few frames at the bowling alleys on base (apparently you just have to get on base, but you definitely need military connections to do that).

The situation is similar at New Mexico’s casinos, several of which are open (are located on tribal lands and thus out of the Gov’s jurisdiction) and racinos which are under State control and thus locked down.

Are these sites participating in contact tracing? How many people (if any) have picked up COVID 19 at the casinos and bowling alleys beyond the Gov.’s control? Are New Mexico’s bowling alleys and other entertainment centers truly incapable of operating until there is a vaccine (as the Gov. implied during her September 10 press conference)?

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